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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2021-03-24 11:58 |

On 25 February, Segezha Group President Mikhail Shamolin visited Sokol in Vologda Oblast to oversee the grand opening of Segezha Group’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant. The plant is the first industrial-scale production facility to manufacture the innovative building construction material. The factory is located at Sokol Woodworking Plant (S-DOK JSC), a leading producer of laminated wooden structures in Russia. Segezha Group, a Sistema Company, has invested over RUB 3 billion in the new...

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2021-03-19 12:48 | Funding boost and new woodland creation partnership formed between Defra and Forest for Cornwall. Trees are a precious natural asset and central to the fight against climate change.

Defra and Forest for Cornwall have today [19 March] joined forces to form an innovative new National Woodland Creation Partnership pilot to drive regional tree planting. This new partnership will be supported through an initial £120,000 uplift from the Nature for Climate Fund, the Forestry Minister Lord Goldsmith...

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2021-03-19 12:17 |

Russia has been one of the largest roundwood traders globally for many years by exporting roughly 15-20 million m3 per year between 2010-2020. The main importers of the Russian roundwood are traditionally China and Finland, importing around 90% of the total Russian export volumes.

Based on the announcement of President Vladimir Putin last year, instructing the country’s government to ban the export of untreated or roughly processed wood, the roundwood exports might be heavily limited...

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2021-03-19 11:42 |

The advancement of forestry equipment has typically focused on generating more powerful machines. Now, John Deere has launched a new tech-driven initiative that will marry strength with intelligence.

Through the Precision Forestry initiative, Deere will reorganize its technology portfolio and increase its efforts in delivering solutions designed to increase efficiency and productivity in the woods.

“It’s not about getting bigger and stronger in the woods all the time,”...

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2021-03-19 10:58 |

Faster boom and arm speeds make it ideal for confined spaces or urban environments

Contractors looking for a machine with performance and versatility in an easy-to-transport package, will want to take a look at the Komatsu PC88MR-11 excavator. The reduced tail swing radius on the PC88MR-11 makes it ideal for work on roadways, bridges, urban areas, or anywhere space is limited....

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2021-03-18 11:16 |

ANDRITZ has received an order from the Danish energy company Fjernvarme Fyn Produktion A/S to deliver a new biomass boiler plant complete with auxiliary equipment for their “Bio Blok 2” project.

The plant will be located on Fjernvarme Fyn’s existing combined heat and power plant site in Odense, on the island of Funen in Denmark, some 170 km west of the capital Copenhagen....

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2021-03-18 10:40 |

Jörgen Lindquist, President of the Södra Wood business area, is to leave Södra. Peter Jhaveri will now take over responsibility for Södra Wood until further notice.

Lindquist has worked at Södra since 2015 and been a member of Group Senior Management. Jörgen also served previously as CFO of Södra.

“I want to thank Jörgen for these fruitful years at Södra. I...

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2021-03-17 13:59 |

INTERFOR CORPORATION (“Interfor” or the “Company”) (TSX: IFP) announced March 13 21 that it has completed the previously announced transaction to acquire WestRock Company’s (NYSE: WRK) sawmill located in Summerville, South Carolina.

ABOUT INTERFOR

Interfor is a growth-oriented forest products company with operations in Canada and the United States. The Company has annual production capacity of approximately 3.2 billion board feet and offers a diverse line of lumber...

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2021-03-17 13:01 |

Jartek has been commissioned to supply a dry sorting plant at Versowood’s Vierumäki site. The delivery includes for example a new Jartek Electro Feeder, which is already fifteenth unit sold so far. The delivery is substantial and gives readiness to modernize the entire dry sorting plant. The project is a complete turnkey delivery, including both mechanics and automation....

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2021-03-17 10:57 |

Autolog has announced the launch of a new revolutionary sensor called R-TRAC. This new sensor is taking live degree measurements while the log is rotating.

R-TRAC is a fully autonomous system that is independent of the log optimizer geometric model. Works with all types of log turners no matter which optimizer brand is installed. No mechanical modifications are required to the log turner or to the infeed chain. Very easy...

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2021-03-11 13:40 |

Södra is forming the Innovation business area. The initiative will involve a stronger focus on new, profitable business, while the other business areas will gain more traction for the development of their existing operations. Catrin Gustavsson, who is currently Senior Vice President Innovation and New Business at Södra, is to become the new Business Area President.

Södra’s Group strategy involves creating profitable and sustainable growth in an ever-changing world. It will guide the...

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2021-03-11 12:56 |

On February 10, 2021, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig issued a type examination certificate according to module B for the round timber measuring system of the type Logeye-DE-700 from Microtec.

This creates the prerequisites for using this type of measuring device for legally compliant invoicing of logs according to the new MessEG/MessEV in Germany.

Since 01.01.2015, the new Measuring and Calibration Act (MessEG) and the new...

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2021-03-10 15:16 |

The no-compromise 875E logger introduces several new features, including an updated operator station, two undercarriage options, and various grapple configurations to tailor the machine to your specific needs.

The 875E logger is a multi-purpose carrier with two boom options for loading or processing applications. The machine can be equipped with the Tigercat FPT N67 Non-certified, Tier 4f or Stage V engine,...

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2021-03-10 12:08 |

Western Forest Products Inc. (“Western”)  have announced that Mr. James Arthurs and Mr. Lee Doney will not be standing for re-election as directors at Western’s Annual and Special Meeting on May 6, 2021, and that Mr. Randy Krotowski and Mr. John Williamson have been appointed as independent directors to Western’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Arthurs and Mr. Doney have been members of the...

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2021-03-09 12:48 |

FAE is expanding its line of excavator forestry mulchers with the introduction of the new UMM/EX/VT/HP. It is the perfect solution for managing and controlling vegetation in wooded areas, maintaining green spaces, and for any job where a large mulching capacity is required.

The UMM/EX/VT/HP mulches vegetation and trees with a max...

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2021-03-09 12:12 |

Lecours Lumber at Calstock, ON is increasing the sorting capacity in its sawmill with a new 47-bin Pusher Lug sorter.

 The new vertical bin sorter will feature the Pusher Lug sorter top, ideal for high speed applications. The sorter is designed to operate at 140 lugs per minute. The 47 vertical bins will be fitted with bin deflectors to assist in even distribution of the boards in the bins. Live bin walls ensure smooth discharge of...

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2021-03-09 11:19 |

Sawmill scanning experts JoeScan have officially launch their latest JS-50 WX model scanner. A successful beta program saw scan heads put through the paces in mills across North America. JS-50 WX is being praised as a do-it-all sawmill scanner, with current installations covering machine centers from bucking lines to transverse edgers to trimmers.

“In order to facilitate the greatest range of options we tested the JoeScan’s against a number of other considerations and decided to...

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2021-03-05 13:36 |

Neiman Enterprises is improving systems as it restarts Gilchrist Forest Products in Gilchrist, OR. Neiman recently acquired this mill from Interfor, with plans to revive the site and inject capital to improve systems and tailor the site for their line of products.

The sawmill is replacing its dated Inovec Dynavision M6 scanner with a new USNR trimmer optimizer and scan frame fitted with a ...

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2021-03-05 13:11 |

Metsä Group has chosen VR Transpoint as the logistics partner for roundwood transports to the bioproduct mill under construction in Kemi. This decision was based on more than two years of...

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